The Monks' tradition is rooted in the restoration of artifacts and shrines. Often these restorations involve long, perilous spiritual journeys to gather rare materials. Each monk is trained as a warrior and an artist. The monks are so deeply connected to their works that as they improve and beautify them, they too are lifted, in turn becoming more beautiful and refined themselves. They struggle with their swelling pride. Vanity rotting away their spiritual selves. To atone, they embark on ascetic quests into the wilderness to build something new in a secret, unknown place. They pour their grace into a new edifice and return haggard, faces lined with age, leaving their beauty behind in new shrines and artifacts scattered in the hidden corners of the world.
The Monk continues the result of a collaboration between Adam & Lokman, exploring some well established tropes in fantasy art. Originally intended as a small line of Generic Hero Classes, the results were so compelling and un-generic, each hero's appearance told so many exciting stories that we wanted to integrate them into the KD world but so far nothing concrete has emerged.